- M.A., Master of Arts, University of Iowa, 1985
- B.M., Bachelor of Music, University of Iowa, 1983
David C. Woodley is professor of music in bands at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, joining the faculty in 1993. He teaches Introduction to Music Learning, Wind Band Score Study, Arranging for Instrumental Groups, and Marching Band Techniques. He served as director of IU athletic bands from 1993 to 2019.
Prior to his appointment at IU, he served as assistant director of bands and director of the Hawkeye Marching Band at The University of Iowa in Iowa City and held a similar position at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.
Woodley has been commissioned by over 200 college and high school bands and has over 500 marching and basketball band arrangements to his credit. In addition, he has created several concert band transcriptions that have been published by TRN Music and have been performed by several college wind ensembles and high school bands across the country.
He was the founder and has served as the national co-chairman of the College Band Directors National Association Athletic Band Advisory Council. In addition, he is the co-author of the Marching Band Director's Video Toolbox series, published by GIA Music. He currently serves as co-chair of the Big Ten/Pac 12 Athletic Band Directors Association.
Woodley earned bachelor's and master's degrees in music education and band conducting from The University of Iowa. While there, he served as drum major of the Hawkeye Marching Band in 1982 and 1983, and was assistant marching band director from 1984 to 1986. He was a 2000 recipient of a Student Choice Award for Outstanding Faculty from the Indiana University Student Alumni Association.